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Brunette thinks Oshie's hit on Bennett 'was targeted to the head'

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Florida Panthers interim head coach Andrew Brunette wasn't a fan of T.J. Oshie's hit on Sam Bennett in the third period of Game 4 on Monday night.

The Washington Capitals winger caught Bennett up high right before Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a go-ahead goal. No penalty was called on the play.

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The Panthers ended up storming back to win the game in OT, but Brunette still voiced his displeasure.

"I didn’t like the hit (to Bennett)," Brunette said postgame, according to The Hockey News' Erin Brown. "I thought it was targeted to the head.”

Brunette also added he hopes the Department of Player Safety takes a closer look at the play, according to's Jameson Olive.

Oshie has never been suspended in his 14-year NHL career.

The Panthers and Capitals are now deadlocked at 2-2 heading into Game 5 on Wednesday.

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